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Battelle introduces HorizonVue 360

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Battelle has launched HorizonVue 360, an interactive camera and viewing software that will be demonstrated to attendees of the Oceanology International conference in London (15 – 17 March).

The camera's unique viewing capability and interactive video enables ROV operators to inspect subsea equipment and to perform detailed tasks in complex operating environments with increased efficiency and effectiveness. In addition, the system includes full-view playback and interactive software for further review back on shore.

The single camera system, which is depth-rated to 4500 m, allows operators to capture the same view that would normally require six to nine regular cameras. It also gives the user a virtual pan and tilt capability with no moving parts.

"The system has been generating excitement from our partners after reviewing the data collected during demonstrations, and changing the way they look at survey data packages," said Matt Gusto, a Battelle Research Scientist. "Recently, we successfully demonstrated it with Technip, USA, at a depth of 2200 m in the Gulf of Mexico where we inspected risers, pipelines, and a variety of other subsea oilfield equipment."

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